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4.9 out of 5

"The property was charming, well appointed with a lovely garden and a pleasant ambience. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 27 Nov 2018

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Melbourne awaits you at this cottage. Within steps you'll find Dandenong Ranges and Dandenongs. Highlights at this property include in-room LCD TVs.

The cottage features a DVD player and a hair dryer. A refrigerator and a stovetop make in-room dining convenient. Nice touches to enhance your stay include premium bedding, bathrobes, and free toiletries.

With a stay at this 4.5-star Mount Dandenong property, you'll be 8.8 km (5.5 mi) from Sherbrooke Forest and 29.2 km (18.1 mi) from Rochford Wines Yarra Valley.

The Gatehouse Cottage

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Gatehouse Cottage at Merrow Cottages - Mt Dandenong ratings based on 73 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Gatehouse Cottage at Merrow Cottages - Mt Dandenong

Everyone (28) Couples (44) Family (1)
5 out of 5
The property was charming, well appointed with a lovely garden and a pleasant ambience.

Posted by , from Vermont South on 27 Nov. 2018

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5 out of 5

Very Cosy Cottage in the Dandenongs

Pros: Privacy, Cleanliness, Secluded and Quiet.
Cons: Took a little time to find the cottage, the signage out front might have been easier to see? Fireplace a little bit Smoky.
Location: Lovely quiet setting in the Dandenongs, a great place to get away for some relaxation. Plenty of sightseeing nearby, also places to dine out as well.
We had a very enjoyable over nite stay in Forest Edge Cottage, which was a Free Upgrade from the Deluxe Spa Suite that we had booked. Everything had been thought of to make our stay as comfy as possible, even the fire was set ready to light when we arrived there. I thought it was a shame the fireplace was a bit smoky-it made the room smell of smoke (but maybe the wood was a bit damp) although it burnt quite well anyway. The bed was comfortable, plenty of hot water for the Spa and very Private bush type setting. We would recommend Merrow Cottages to anyone who needs a quiet getaway - it was Excellent !!

Posted by , from Gippsland, Victoria on 5 Sep. 2017

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5 out of 5
FIVE STARS! Just loved the place! Enjoyed walking in the bushes as well!

Posted by on 7 Aug. 2017

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5 out of 5

Beautiful cottage, everything you could want.

Quiet, romantic place. Stunning decor and beautiful surroundings. We loved it.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 8 Apr. 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice romantic getaway in the mountains

Pros: Very charming and intimate. Perfect for a romantic getaway for two.
Location: Near Olinda with many good restaurants and shopping to find. Perfect for being out in nature.
For value for price, this little retreat tucked away in the mountains is so worth your while. I scoured the area for the best places near Mount Dandenong and the Yarra Valley, and this place offers value far and above everywhere else, and the cottages are so nice. We stayed in the Gateway Cottage, and it was amazingly charming and intimate. We loved the character of the cottage, and the fact that it had a double shower and a huge bathtub for two looking out into lush gardens was of course a perk. With the capacity to make a cooked breakfast along with freshly made bread in the morning made it even better. It was super cozy both for a summer or winter getaway, and it's a great launchpad near Olinda. The only downside with the cottages is that neither my wife or I had cell reception, and the cottages don't have Wifi (though the apartments in the main building do), but this might be right up your alley. Would definitely stay again.

Posted by , from Melbourne, Australia on 10 Mar. 2017

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5 out of 5

A Dandenong ranges sensation

Pros: Everything - the room/totally great, food/fresh and tasty, cleanliness/tops, decoration/refreshingly vibrant - May & Daniel - lovely folks & location!
Cons: Nothing comes to mind [perhaps a long stay next time]
Location: Dandenong Ranges - speaks for itself - get and experience it - fresh air, awesome retail therapy, great coffee & did i say great coffee!!
Gotta say, first time we had booked into a B&B & being our 30th wedding anniversary, was not really sure what to expect, however having read other comments, sounded like the choice to opt for in going for a relaxing weekend away. Just need to totally commend May & Daniel for the absolutely homey feel - nothing left to chance - awesome enthusiastic characters, great conversations & listening to what they have set themselves out to achieve and are fullfilling their dream, we wish them many more visitors to experience their warmth, gracious hospitality & genuine country life style.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 8 Mar. 2017

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5 out of 5

Beautiful scenery and amazing hosts

We stayed in the forest view room to celebrate our anniversary, the room, the beautiful gardens and the service were all incredible. The fresh baked bread really is amazing, and Maj and Daniel are just lovely people to be around and always helpful. We will definitely be coming back.

Posted by on 19 Jan. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Feb. 2017 by Maj and Daniel

Hello James It was a pleasure to welcome you both here !!! Thanks to guests like you Daniel and I are still enjoying, after already 5 years now, doing all we can to make our guests happy here at Merrow. It is always rewarding that your guests appreciate what you do. It will be a sincere pleasure to see you again, I know everybody's life is so busy so who knows when but until then enjoy your life with your lovely partner and take care All the best Maj and Daniel

5 out of 5

Nice and peaceful

Pros: Everything
Cons: Just needs bottle water in mini bar fridge. That's all great otherwise 😄
Great hospitality very welcoming, bed very comphy. Room was great spa was Good and Good size to relax in.

Posted by , from melbourne on 22 Dec. 2016

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5 out of 5
Maj and Daniel were wonderful hosts. Can highly recommend staying here. We actually stayed in one of the rooms, not the cottages.

Posted by on 14 Dec. 2016

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5 out of 5

Beautiful and cosy, a definite must stay!

We stayed at Merrow Cottages the night of our engagement, Maj (the host) upgraded our room as they were fairly empty and made a special effort to make us comfortable and make the stay memorable, she even cooked us a delicious breakfast the morning after and all of this was before she knew we had just gotten engaged! One of the most friendly and welcoming places I have ever stayed at with beautiful surroundings which Maj and her husband have renovated themselves after taking over ownership 5 years ago. The surroundings were so beautiful and relaxing, the views were amazing from the second story balcony and the room was immaculate! There was complimentary tea, coffee and port and fantastic French toiletries available in the huge bathroom. The setting was amazing and made a special night even more amazing! I would definitely recommend Merrow Cottages to anyone wanting a peaceful, beautiful and relaxing place to stay and it is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. Out of 10 I would give Maj and Merrow Cottages a 15 :)

Posted by , from melbourne on 18 Oct. 2016

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About the Gatehouse Cottage at Merrow Cottages - Mt Dandenong

Location 21-23 Hume Lane, Mount Dandenong, VIC 3767

Property Features

Self parking is free. This 4.5-star Melbourne cottage is smoke free.

  • 2 guestrooms or units
  • No smoking on site

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

This cottage offers 2 accommodations with bathrobes and hair dryers. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with DVD players.

  • LCD television
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 5 PM

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to 361 -363 Mount Dandenong To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

This property does not have a front desk. The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, guests will need to go to 361 -363 Mount Dandenong
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 5 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in information and key retrieval information. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Caters to adults only
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Private entrance
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
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Frequently asked questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.